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2012-13 Boston College Hockey: Union Game Thread @ 2013 NCAA Tournament (9 PM, ESPNU)

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The Boston College men's ice hockey teams title defense begins tonight in Providence against the East Regional #3 seed Union Dutchmen. Game is at 9 PM (approx.) on ESPNU.

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No. 3 Union Dutchmen (21-12-5) vs. No. 2 Boston College Eagles (22-11-4)

What: 2013 NCAA Tournament East Regional Semifinal
Time: 9:00 PM (approximate)
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Place: Providence, R.I.
Arena: Dunkin Donuts Center
Capacity: 12,400

TV: ESPNU
Announcers: John Buccigross (play-by-play), Barry Melrose (analyst)
Internet Audio: bceagles.com
Announcers: Adam Kaufman (play-by-play), Ken Hodge (analyst)
Twitter: @BCHockeyNews
Join the Conversation: #BCHockey

Series: Boston College's game against Union College in the 2013 NCAA East Regional semifinal will mark the first meeting between the teams in program history. The Eagles have yet to face any of the three teams in the East regional field -- Union, Canisius or Quinnipiac.

Trends: The 2013 tournament marks the 32nd time the Eagles have earned an NCAA Tournament berth. It is the team’s 14th berth in the last 16 years. BC has a 45-38 all-time record in the national tournament. Coach York has a 37-19-1 all-time record in the NCAA Tournament and owns a 32-9 mark at Boston College. York’s 37 wins are the highest total in NCAA Division I history

Union's Leading Scorers: Sr. Wayne Simpson (15-17-32), Sr. Kyle Bodie (9-23-32), Jr. Daniel Carr (16-14-30)
Union's Leading Goaltender: Jr. Troy Grosenick (16-9-5, 2.06 GAA, .928 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Trophy season!

Go Eagles!